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Brian Huseman, Vice President of Public Policy, Amazon offers opening remarks during POLITICO's Amazon Future of Work Summit at the Newseum in Washington, DC., Thursday, November 30, 2017. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr.)
Photo by Rod Lamkey, Jr.

Amazonians represent at White House LGBTQ tech summit

Between the three of them, Amazonians Robyn Kanner, Bowen Ames and Annabelle Richard Backman have a long list of accomplishments: they’re award winning designers, entrepreneurs, activists and innovators. But after being selected to serve as voices for the LGBT community at the LGBT White House Tech and Innovation Briefing, they can add White House technology advisor to their lists of titles.

Congressman Lewis shares story of his famous "March" at Amazon Fishbowl

“And this is it, the big day – a uniquely American day.” So begins March, the graphic novel written by Congressman John Lewis that illustrates his experience marching alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. as the youngest leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

This Prime Day, great deals aren’t the only story to tell

In between your shopping, take a minute to check out how our public policy team in DC is celebrating Prime Day! This week, they're welcoming to town representatives from each of our four customer sets –consumers, content creators, small sellers and enterprises that use AWS – where they'll head to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and staff to tell their Amazon story.


AWS recognizes local government innovators

The New York Public Library, Utility, Inc., and the Louisiana South Central Planning and Development Commission among winners of the 2016 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.

Celebrating Black History Month and a more inclusive model of publishing

Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina spoke last Thursday on Capitol Hill about how “technology allows us to break down the barriers that African Americans have faced with traditional publishing methods.”

Transparent honored at the White House as part of LGBT “Champions of Change” event

Yesterday the cast and crew of Amazon’s Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series Transparent went to the White House for an event honoring “LGBT Champions of Change.”